This course is designed to give the liberal arts student, as well as other interested students, an introduction to some mathematical topics which broadly reflect the nature of the discipline. Topics are selected to highlight mathematical problem solving, the use of mathematical models and/or analysis of quantitative data. Topics may include probability and descriptive statistics, voting theory, graph theory, cryptography, game theory, chaos, and problems relating to the environment. Classroom lectures and discussions cover the basic theories. These are followed by writing assignments which form an essential component of the course. Not open to math majors without the permission of the Department Chairperson. Three lecture hours per week. This course satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning category. Not open to those students who received credit for MAT 120.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic College Mathematics Competency Requirement.
This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Quantitative Reasoning